Santa Anita Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, March 9, 2023

Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
3 Seismic Spirit (IRE) 2.50 1.00 5.20 3.20 2.40
6 Giovinazzo 8.00 5.43 8.00 4.80
2 Lasmuigh (GB) 2.00 4.10 3.00

$1.00 Exacta (3-6) Pays $19.30
$0.50 Trifecta (3-6-2) Pays $28.15
$0.10 Superfecta (3-6-2-10) Pays $68.31


RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
6 Frost Alert 2.50 3.12 7.00 3.20 2.20
2 Batukhan (IRE) 2.50 1.00 2.80 2.10
5 Storming Chrome 2.00 4.78 2.10

$1.00 Exacta (6-2) Pays $7.10
$0.50 Trifecta (6-2-5) Pays $6.05
$0.10 Superfecta (6-2-5-3) Pays $2.09


RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
4 Bali Dancer 3.50 3.68 12.80 5.20 3.00
1 Sensible Move 8.00 1.50 5.60 2.80
6 Dolly May (IRE) 1.60 2.25 2.10

$1.00 Exacta (4-1) Pays $28.60
$0.50 Trifecta (4-1-6) Pays $36.00
$0.10 Superfecta (4-1-6-7) Pays $32.79


RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
3 Seattle Breakout 10.00 7.07 40.80 16.20 10.40
4 Divine Rascal 6.00 5.49 10.80 7.40
6 Giant’s Brite Eye 12.00 7.89 24.00

$1.00 Exacta (3-4) Pays $208.50
$0.50 Trifecta (3-4-6) Pays $1,967.45
$0.10 Superfecta (3-4-6-7) Pays $2,372.35


RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
6 Midnight Vow 6.00 5.33 11.40 6.00 3.20
3 Spanning the Globe 6.00 4.38 5.00 2.60
2 Happy Gal 2.50 1.00 2.10

$1.00 Exacta (6-3) Pays $31.00
$0.50 Trifecta (6-3-2) Pays $29.95
$0.10 Superfecta (6-3-2-8) Pays $136.69


RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
6 Sheza Girly Girl 3.00 2.25 6.20 3.80 2.60
5 Starship Defiant 5.00 1.00 12.20 4.80
2 Big Shamrock 2.50 5.19 2.60

$1.00 Exacta (6-5) Pays $22.60
$0.50 Trifecta (6-5-2) Pays $33.50
$0.10 Superfecta (6-5-2-7) Pays $25.41


RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
2 Midnight Jostar 3.00 2.70 9.40 6.00 3.60
4 Seven Wonders 20.00 5.40 11.00 5.80
6 Aligato 2.50 1.46 3.20

$1.00 Exacta (2-4) Pays $33.20
$0.50 Trifecta (2-4-6) Pays $57.50
$0.10 Superfecta (2-4-6-3) Pays $39.93


RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Official Results

Prgm Name ML Expected Win Place Show
7 Storm d’Oro 3.00 3.20 6.40 4.00 2.80
3 Turquoise Bikini 8.00 4.63 10.60 3.80
4 Sweet Hello 2.50 1.00 2.40

$1.00 Exacta (7-3) Pays $30.70
$0.50 Trifecta (7-3-4) Pays $34.75
$0.10 Superfecta (7-3-4-6) Pays $12.89


Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.